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Dribbling
Figure 8


sketch
1
Each player dribbles a full-court figure 8 always using the outside hand.

Progressions
- when coach yells "change", switch hands and dribble the other direction
- on "change", jump stop, pick up the ball, pivot, then dribble the other direction

Variation - dribble around the court perimeter, optionally make change-of-direction moves in the corners (e.g. spin dribble).

coachesclipboard.ca - dribble around the outside of the court with the ball on or outside the sideline but feet inside the court, forcing the ball to be wide. Coach points in the direction players should dribble, they have to keep their heads up.

See Dribbling - Bigelow, Iowa lines.

sketch
2
Angie Lee (WBCA) - Figure-eight dribbling

From the corner,
- speed dribble to halfcourt, reverse dribble
- slide dribble across halfcourt
- backpedal dribble up the sideline
- slide dribble the baseline
- speed dribble to halfcourt, reverse dribble
- slide dribble across halfcourt
- backpedal dribble to the corner
- slide dribble back to the start.
 
(Variation - spin dribble at halfcourt and in each corner)

See Dribbling - Chill drill, Shooting - 5star shuffle, Defending - Slide and jog.

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